Category Archives: Personalities

GUYANA’S COALITION GOVERNMENT – MINISTERS 2015

GUYANA’S COALITION GOVERNMENT – MINISTERS 2015

Parliament Building - Georgetown Guyana

Parliament Building – Georgetown Guyana

List of Ministers and Junior Ministers in the Government

THE PRESIDENCY –  (3 ministers)

David A Granger, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (APNU, specifically PNCR)

Joe Harmon, Minister of the Presidency (APNU, specifically PNCR) (Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Natural Resources/Envt)

Raphael Trotman, Minister of Governance (AFC) (within the Min. of the Presidency)

Winston Felix, Minister of Citizenship (APNU, specifically PNCR) (within the Min. of the Presidency)  Continue reading

Rethinking infidelity … a talk for anyone who has ever loved – Esther Perel -TED Video

Rethinking infidelity … a talk for anyone who has ever loved – Esther Perel

Esther Perel

Esther Perel

21:31 minutes · Filmed Mar 2015 · Posted May 2015 · TED2015

Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But can a relationship recover? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security.

In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding how we love.   [click link below to view the video] Continue reading

Guyana: Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

MAY 23, 2015 | BY – Govt creates special ministry in charge of passports, citizenship
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A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) yesterday (May 22), swore in nine more candidates as Ministers of Government.
During the ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, it was revealed that President David Granger has crafted three new Ministries – the Ministry of Governance, Ministry of Citizenship and Ministry of Business.

Those portfolios will be held by co-founder of Alliance for Change (AFC) and former House Speaker, Raphael Trotman; former Police Commissioner, Winston Felix and businessman, Dominic Gaskin.

AFC Leader, Attorney-at-Law Khemraj Ramjattan was appointed Second Vice President and Minister of Public Safety, formerly the Ministry of Home Affairs. Continue reading

The PPP/C: What Went Wrong? By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The PPP/C: What Went Wrong?  By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Granger + NagamootooPhoto: David Granger (APNU) and Moses Nagamootoo (AFC). The APNU+AFC Coalition have formed the new government in Guyana.

The PPP/C separated itself from the people, according to one staunch supporter. The People’s Progressive Party was always known as a grassroots party but after 23 years in power it got too comfortable. It failed to do the legwork needed to win power and even its most ardent followers were demanding change. The Party will cite rigged elections as a cause, and there were irregularities, but the PPP/C knows that it should have done better in spite of them.

Dr. Steve Surujbally is the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Peoples Progressive Party/ Civic said after the May 11, 2015 elections that it did not have confidence in Dr. Surujbally and that he should resign. But Dr. Surujbally wasn’t buying it. He said, ‘I will not resign. I will resign when it pleases me. Why didn’t they call for Gocool Bodhoo, former Chairman of GECOM to resign when he gave them 33 seats instead of 32?’  Continue reading

Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

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President Desi Bouterse campaigning in 2010

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Suriname will elect a new president and a 51-member national assembly on Monday when the country goes to the polls. Twenty-five political parties are registered to contest the election. Incumbent President Desi Bouterse is leading the poll and could easily capture a plurality of the seats in the assembly, which could put him in office for another five years, according several pollsters, Stichting Enquête Statistiek en Onderzoek Suriname (SESOS) and De Hond.

The president is indirectly elected by the 51-member National Assembly of Suriname.

Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) is poised to win Monday’s election. The NDP is the only multi-ethnic party in the country and Bouterse has been able to capitalize on this diversity.    Continue reading

David Granger: Portrait of a Leader ; Addressing supporters 14 May ; Swearing in Ceremony 16 May 2015 – 3 videos

David Granger: Portrait of a Leader

Published on Apr 22, 2015

A short documentary (30 min.) which takes an intimate look at Guyana’s next President.
This is a first installment. A full-length documentary is planned for the near future.

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GUYANA – RECENT NEWS – 19 May 2015

 GUYANA – RECENT NEWS – 19 May 2015

  • Demerara WavesInvestigation to be launched into the alleged disappearance of NSC financial records – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1HfPSFM
  • Heavy rainfall washes away sections of Linden-Lethem road; traffic halted – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1cOck0J
  • Government set to “show off” at Independence Day activities – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1FxOeVd

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Guyana Elections 2015: PPP/C calls for Dr Steve Surujbally to resign

PPP/C calls for Surujbally to resign

Stabroek News – 18 May 2015

Gecom imageKeeping up its barrage of attacks on the quality of last Monday’s general elections, the PPP/C today called for the resignation of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr Steve Surujbally.

International observer groups and local bodies have given the elections a clean bill of health.

Reports are that the PPP/C, which lost the election by a narrow margin is preparing to file an election petition to challenge the results.

The PPP/C press release follows:   Continue reading

Guyana: Office of the President to be renamed; Harmon will be Minister of State

Office of the President to be renamed; Harmon will be Minister of State

  • Monday, 18 May 2015 21:33 – Written by 

Photo: President David Granger meeting staff of the Presidential SecretariatPresident David Granger meeting staff of the Presidential Secretariat

Granger told staffers at the Presidential Complex of his intentions when he met with them.

He stated that the new ministry will be headed by Lt. Col. Rt. Joseph Harmon, and explained that when Harmon enters the National Assembly, he will be designated the Minister of State, so he will be head, or the minister in charge of the Ministry of the Presidency.  Continue reading

PPP says international community sold elections for oil – Dr. Leslie Ramsammy

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

18 May 2015 20:33 –  Written by Zena Henry –   –  Comments

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

Expressing his non-acceptance of the 2015 results, Ramsammy on his Facebook page claimed that the “ Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the International Observers seemed more concerned about expediency of an early release of results than ensuring the integrity of the elections and securing the democratic rights of citizens.” Continue reading

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